Parents in Montgomery County (Md.) district want more resources for building upgrades

Nov. 18, 2013
At public hearings, some say the district's proposed $1.55 billion construction proposal isn't sufficient.

The Montgomery County (Md.) district has put forth a $1.55 billion plan to address school facility needs, but many parents say more needs to be done. The Washington Post reports that more than 400 people came to public meetings to complain about leaky roofs, campuses crammed with portable classrooms and enrollments exceeding capacity. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr has proposed a construction plan that seeks to build five new schools and 22 classroom additions during the next six years. But the plan also would delay 20 school revitalization projects.

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